Last updated: 20 January 2023
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    Air Jordan Collection

    Air Jordan 8

    Original Release (1993)
    Designer (TINKER HATFIELD)
    Artefact of Origin (DEPARTMENT OF NIKE ARCHIVES)
    Colour (BLACK/BRIGHT CONCORD – AQUA TONE)
    Original Price ($125)
    Style Code (130169-040)

    Air Jordan 8

    Original Release (1993)
    Designer (TINKER HATFIELD)
    Artefact of Origin (DEPARTMENT OF NIKE ARCHIVES)
    Colour (BLACK/BRIGHT CONCORD – AQUA TONE)
    Original Price ($125)
    Style Code (130169-040)

    The History of the Air Jordan 8

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    The History of the Air Jordan 8

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    Setting a New Standard

    The Bulls ended the 1993 season by clinching a third NBA championship title in a row—making them the third team in the league's history to do so. With the victory, Michael Jordan became the first player ever to capture MVP in three consecutive Finals. During this season of record-breakers and buzzer-beaters, Jordan stayed locked in his Air Jordan 8s.

    From the Vault

    Defining a Decade

    With three championship and MVP titles under his belt, the 1993 release of the Air Jordan 8 marked the end of the first epoch of Jordan's career and sneaker line. Three OG colourways launched under this eighth iteration. A bold strapped-up design and chenille tongue graphic proved the Air Jordan 8 to be a distinctly '90s sneaker—one that is now synonymous with the era in which it was born.

    Colourways

    Originally published: 17 January 2023